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Protecting Sliding Aluminum Windows

Edwards Signaling 10/2/2018
Protecting Sliding Aluminum Windows

APPLICATION 1

This page and the following two pages provide installation instructions for protecting sliding aluminum windows with recessed or surface mount Sentrol switches, or a combination of both.

Installation with Removal of Window

INSTALLATION

Remove window from frame as follows (Figure 1):

a. Open window as far as required (some windows have spring locks in upper frame channel past which the window must be opened before it can be removed).
b. Lift window straight up into upper channel.
c. Pull window straight out from bottom.

Locate desired mounting position for Interlogix switch - either parallel to magnet or perpendicular (Figure 2).

Drill hole in window frame. Run wires. Insert switch into frame.

Mount magnet on inside of upper window channel, toward top of channel, with RTV mounting compound. RTV should sufficiently set in about 15 minutes to permit replacement of window into frame.

Reinsert window in frame by reversing procedure in Step 1.

Check continuity with window in closed position.

Notes: Wide gap switches are polarity sensitive. Red tip of magnet must be aligned as shown.

Magnet must not be centered under switch - a null may result, and switch will not operate.

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APPLICATION 2

Installation without Removing Window

INSTALLATION

Removal of window is not necessary unless switch leads are to be run into channel. If using self-adhesive switch, clean surface with alcohol before mounting to ensure good bond. Mount switch on sash in desired position (Figure 3). Mount magnet on window directly opposite switch when window is closed.
Check for continuity with window in closed position.

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APPLICATION 3

Combined Recessed and Surface Installation

INSTALLATION

Remove window from frame (see instructions in "Installation with Removal of Window" - Application 1, page 93).

A 1075 or 1075W switch with a 1927 magnet is ideal for this application. The magnet can be quickly installed using double-sided tape instead of RTV mounting compound, which takes 15 minutes to set up.

Locate desired mounting position for switch perpendicular to magnet as shown in Figure 4.

Drill hole in window frame and run wires. Insert switch into frame.

Mount magnet on inside of upper window channel using the double-sided tape provided. The Sentrol logo must read left to right. The "S" in Sentrol should be aligned with the centerline of the switch.

Reinsert window in frame.

Check continuity with window in closed position.

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